In The Wider Community

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posted Sep 11, 2018, 5:50 AM by Westminster United Church

As a non-traditional form of spirituality, ecumenical worship with Taizé songs is particularly popular with busy people. Music is its foundation. At the heart of this prayer service are Scripture readings surrounded by silence and beautiful music that can help one engage in meditative prayer.  The next service will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Erb Street Mennonite Church (131 Erb Street West, Waterloo).


posted Sep 11, 2018, 5:50 AM by Westminster United Church

Meet people and stay active!  Work with Registered Kinesiologists to learn helpful tips on building balance and strength, eating well and overall healthy living.  These free education sessions are being offered Mondays and Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at First United Church (16 William Street West, Waterloo) from October 1 to November 9, 2018.  Offered in partnership with Community Support Connections.  For more information, call 518-772-8787 or check out online.


posted Aug 30, 2018, 7:31 AM by Westminster United Church

Rainbow Chorus is a non-auditioned LGBTQ+ and Allies community chorus out of Guelph.  You are invited to sing with them as new members are always welcome.  Rehearsals occur Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (beginning Wednesday, September 5, 2018) at Harcourt United Church (87 Dean Avenue, Guelph).  Their 25th anniversary concert in January will feature their favourite choral pieces!


posted Aug 30, 2018, 7:30 AM by Westminster United Church

The Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington is hosting a Learning Talk on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Family Room of Parkminster United Church, Waterloo.  Speaker will be Bethany Galbraith, MSW, RSW, Public Education Coordinator and Team Lead.  Discussion to include:

-       General overview of dementia and Alzheimer disease (and the difference between the two)

-       Warning signs and getting a diagnosis

-       Common symptoms associated with dementia

Strategies for supporting a person living with dementia


posted May 24, 2018, 8:52 AM by Westminster United Church

The Bridgeport Café, started by The Working Centre in 2009 and hosted at Emmanuel United Church, is now entirely run by Wayside volunteers. One of the Wayside Centre's biggest programs is the Bridgeport Café, an afternoon drop in program for anyone looking for food or fellowship.  The Café is volunteer run and led and is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  Mondays will be added soon.  The Café offers guests an assortment of hot and cold food and drinks.  Board games, cards and movies are available for guests to spend time together.  Other forms of programming including music and art are offered at the Café based on the interests and availability of the volunteers.  They are currently looking for volunteers to help in the areas of “Opener”, “Host”, “Closer” and “Cook”.  For more information on volunteering, visit their website:

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